Coorabakh National Park

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Coorabakh National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Coorabakh National Park Big Nellie Mountain from Little Nellie.jpg
Big Nellie Mountain, photographed from Little Nellie Mountain
Coorabakh National Park is located in New South Wales
Coorabakh National Park
Coorabakh National Park
Nearest town or city Taree
Coordinates 31°42′44″S 152°31′21″E / 31.71222°S 152.52250°E / -31.71222; 152.52250Coordinates: 31°42′44″S 152°31′21″E / 31.71222°S 152.52250°E / -31.71222; 152.52250
Established 1 January 1999 (1999-01-01)
Area 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Managing authorities National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
Website Coorabakh National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

Coorabakh is a national park near Hannam Vale in New South Wales, Australia, 272 km northeast of Sydney.

Three volcanic outcrops known as Big Nellie (31°42′2″S 152°31′20″E / 31.70056°S 152.52222°E / -31.70056; 152.52222), Flat Nellie (31°42′39″S 152°30′37″E / 31.71083°S 152.51028°E / -31.71083; 152.51028) and Little Nellie (31°41′40″S 152°30′3″E / 31.69444°S 152.50083°E / -31.69444; 152.50083) dominate the park.

The park is covered in tall eucalypt forest and shrubs on the exposed Lansdowne escarpment, while warm temperate and subtropical rainforest can be found in more protected areas. Endangered species such as the spotted-tailed quoll, powerful owl and stuttering frog can be found in the area.

Newbys Cave is can be reached by following Newbys Creek from the carpark, while Newbys Lookout offers picnic facilities and panoramic views of the Manning River valley. Flat Rock Lookout (31°41′17″S 152°30′23″E / 31.68806°S 152.50639°E / -31.68806; 152.50639) overlooks the upper Lansdowne Valley and Comboyne Plateau escarpment. Starrs Creek picnic area has a rainforest viewing platform.

The park borders the Lansdowne State Forest.

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